Looking at the roster of the Denver Broncos, it’s hard not to conclude that the secondary can use some help.
Chad Reuter of NFL.com agrees and that is why he has the team selecting a cornerback and a safety in the first two rounds of his recent four-round mock draft.
There is almost no doubt that the biggest hole on the roster is at the cornerback position and after the team chose to move on from A.J. Bouye, that hole grew even larger. As a result, in this particular mock, the Broncos go with Patrick Surtain out of Alabama.
Though Reuter discusses how the Broncos are getting the No.1 corner in the draft because four quarterbacks go in the first eight picks of his mock, the better choice may very well be Caleb Farley.
Surtain comes from one of the biggest programs in the country and his dad is a former NFL player, but Farley has more raw ability. The major question with Farley comes down to his experience and the fact that he opted out of the 2020 season, but he does seem to be the player with the higher ceiling.
In the second round, the Broncos grab TCU safety Trevon Moehrig. There are draft analysts that have a first-round grade on Moehrig but if the Broncos could get him in the second round, the move makes sense.
With the contract situations of both Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson up in the air, he could become a great replacement for the team’s defensive backfield.
Moehrig is a great patrolling safety with a knack for creating turnovers. He could improve as an overall tackler but he is a willing one and if he could be coached up to be effective in run support, he has all the tools to become an All-Pro safety.
To round out this four-round mock, Reuter gives the Broncos Clemson tackle Jackson Carman in round three and Ohio State defensive tackle Tommy Togiai in the fourth. Both of those players could help fill rotational needs on each side of the line.
This is not a bad prediction at all. All four of these players could come in and make a quick impact with the team and be building blocks for the future.